5 best transfer destinations for Joe Burrow

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Burrow is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback with two years of eligibility remaining who could play immediately as a graduate transfer. The Bearcats are coached by former Ohio State assistant Luke Fickell and have an established starter at QB in Hayden Moore who threw for 20 touchdowns and nearly 2,600 yards in 2017. Myles Brennan backed up then senior Danny Etling last season, but neither Brennan, Lowell Narcisse nor Justin McMillan separated from the others. He likely would have entered the 2017 season as Barrett's primary backup, but he broke his hand late in camp and underwent surgery. He had 12 rushes for 58 yards and a touchdown in 2016. Burrow will visit the Bearcats on Thursday and head to Baton Rouge, La. this weekend. He competed with Dwayne Haskins this spring for the starting role. Nearly immediately, schools such as LSU and Florida, among others, were attached to the graduate transfer quarterback.

LSU opens the 2018 season in Arlington, Texas, on September 2 when the Tigers take on the Miami Hurricanes. He had a long list of offers from other schools that had better reputations for producing top flight college quarterbacks, including Oklahoma State, California, Auburn and West Virginia.

Although coach Urban Meyer didn't declare a front-runner for the job, both he and Burrow admitted decisions would need to be made.